Australian pacer Pat Cummins on Tuesday announced that he welcomed his first child along with his wife Becky Boston on Friday, 8th October, 2021.
Cummins, who is Australia’s vice-captain in Tests and ODIs, uploaded a video on his Instagram handle to announce the arrival of his newborn boy named Albie.
Pat Cummins names his first child Albie Boston Cummins
The 28year-old captioned: “Albie Boston Cummins. On Friday, Becky and I welcomed our gorgeous boy Albie into the world. We couldn’t be more besotted.”
Cummins was very emotional after he returned from the first leg of IPL 2021 in India. An emotional video was shared on social media by well-known Australian sports journalist Chloe-Amanda Bailey, in which an emotional Cummins was seen hugging Becky who couldn’t control her tears.
“Video of the day! After eight weeks away for the IPL, Pat Cummins finally leaves hotel quarantine and reunites with his pregnant partner Becky. All the feels!” Bailey tweeted alongside the video,” Bailey captioned.
Video of the day! After eight weeks away for the IPL, Pat Cummins finally leaves hotel quarantine and reunites with his pregnant partner Becky. All the feels! pic.twitter.com/YA3j98zJId
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) May 31, 2021
Pat Cummins missed the second leg of IPL 2021
Cummins opted out of the second leg of IPL 2021 for Kolkata Knight Riders as he wanted to stay with his wife for the birth of their first child. New Zealand player Tim Southee was named his replacement for the rest of the season.
Cummins was bought by KRR for a whopping price of INR 15.50 crore in the IPL 2020 auction and has picked 21 wickets in as many games since he returned to the Shahrukh Khan owned team.
KKR saw a drastic change after lagging in the first half of the tournament as they not only managed to secure a berth in IPL 2021 playoffs but also eked out Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator match on Monday in Sharjah.
Sunil Narine’s all-round performance guaranteed KKR to qualify for the second round of the Qualifier match against Delhi Capitals on October 13 at the same venue.
Cummins could lead Australia in the Ashes against England if regular skipper Tim Paine remains unavailable for the Test series in December. Last month, Paine went under surgery in Hobart to repair a pinched nerve in his neck.